Chris Frith#


Chris Frith
Email:cfrith 'at' fil.ion.ucl.ac.uk
Membership Number:1921
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM
Section:BEHAVIOURAL SCIENCES
Username:cfrith
Elected:1999
Homepage:https://sites.google.com/site/chrisdfrith





Present and Previous Positions
  • 1994 - 2007 Professor in Neuropsychology and Deputy Director, Functional Imaging Laboratory, Institute of Neurology
  • 1992 - 1994 Special Appointment Medical Research Council, Cyclotron Unit, Hammersmith Hospital
  • 1989 - 1992 Special Appointment Medical Research Council, Division of Psychiatry, Clinical Research Centre
  • 1980 - 1989 Senior Scientist Medical Research Council, Division of Psychiatry, Clinical Research Centre
  • 1975 - 1980 MRC Scientist Medical Research Council, Division of Psychiatry, Clinical Research Centre
  • 1970 - 1975 Lecturer Department of Psychology, Institute of Psychiatry

Fields of Scholarship
  • Schizophrenia
  • Consciousness
  • Interacting mind

Honours and Awards
  • Membership of professional and scientific organisations:
    • Chartered Clinical Psychologist
    • Experimental Psychology Society
    • Associate member of the British Psychological Society
    • British Academy
    • British Neuropsychology Society
    • British Neuropsychiatry Association
    • Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness
    • Society for Neuroscience
    • European Brain and Behaviour Society
    • Royal Society
    • Academy of Medical Sciences
    • American Association for the Advancement of Science
    • Association of Scientific Psychology
  • Awards and Fellowships
    • 1996 British Psychological Society Book Award (for The Cognitive Neuropsychology of Schizophrenia)
    • 1999 Kenneth Craik Award (St John‟s College, Cambridge)
    • 1999 Elected a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences
    • 1999 Elected a Member of the Academia Europaea
    • 1999 Elected a Guarantor of Brain
    • 2000 Elected a Fellow of the Royal Society
    • 2000 President of the Psychology Section of the British Association for the Advancement of Science
    • 2001 President of the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness
    • 2001 Elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
    • 2003 Conferment of an Honorary Doctorate, Paris-Lodron University, Salzburg
    • 2003 IgNobel Prize for MEDICINE, Eleanor Maguire, David Gadian, Ingrid Johnsrude, Catriona Good, John Ashburner, Richard Frackowiak, and Christopher Frith of University College London, for presenting evidence that the brains of London taxi drivers are more highly developed than those of their fellow citizens. Published in: "Navigation-Related Structural Change In the Hippocampi of Taxi Drivers," PNAS 2000, 97, 4398-403.
    • 2004 Conferment of an Honorary Doctorate (Jointly with Uta Frith), University of York.
    • 2004 Robert Sommer Award (Jointly with Uta Frith), Justus Liebig University, Giessen.
    • 2004 Henry Guze Award (Jointly with S-J Blakemore & D A Oakley) for best research paper (Delusions of Alien Control in the Normal Brain, Neuropsychologia, 41, 1058-67),
    • The Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis.
    • 2005 Burghölzli Award (Jointly with Uta Frith), Zürich.
    • 2006 Trinity Term, Visiting Fellow, All Souls College, Oxford.
    • 2008 Elected a fellow of the British Academy.
    • 2008 Award for Outstanding Contribution to British Neuroscience, British Neuroscience Association
    • 2008 British Psychological Society Book Aware for “Making up the Mind”
    • 2009 European Latsis Prize "The Human Brain - The Human Mind" (jointly with U Frith)
    • 2009 Fondation Fyssen Prize, “Neuropsychology”.
    • 2010 Elected an Honorary Fellow of the British Science Association.


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